Afewee senior boxer, Nyesco Okpako, became the first ever boxer to compete for the club last Saturday…and WON!
The bout took place on Saturday 17th October 2015 at the TA centre in Balham against a boy from Balham boxing club. After figuring out we would be the last out of 13 bouts to go on, it was a long wait for the team on their 1st outing, arriving at 5:30pm for the weigh in and not leaving the show until 11pm! Talk about first in and last out!
Nyesco started well, clearly winning the first round after forcing his opponent back on several occasions. After a barrage of punches in the second round from Nyesco, the referee jumped in to give his opponent a standing 8 count to make sure he was fit to continue. Once the bout resumed the Afewee boxer went on to win on a unanimous points decision!
Well done Nyesco, this was a huge step forward for the club and something it has been working towards since it began running classes over a year ago. Onto the next!